By Sam Crenshaw / 92-9 The Game Analyst
Each year the Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic signals the beginning of the high school football season in Georgia. This year’s classic is set for August 21-22 and will feature two days of gridiron action at McEachern High School and The Georgia Dome.
This week squads representing the schools participating in this year’s classic along with others from the metro area, state and beyond will be in Roswell for the Corky Kell 7 on 7 Tournament June 18-19. Games will start Thursday evening at Roswell High School, and Blessed Trinity High School. Friday’s games will be at Roswell, Blessed Trinity, and the Roswell Area Parks Football Complex.
Archer defeated McEachern in the finals of last year’s tournament and led the way for Gwinnett County teams that dominated the action. Norcross, Archer, Mill Creek, Brookwood, North Gwinnett and Collins Hill went a combined 21-4 against teams from outside of the county in last year’s tournament and will each be returning to this year’s field.Archer returns as one of this year’s headliners and is one of 12 teams from the 2015 Corky Kell lineup that will play in the 7-on-7 tournament. The Tigers are joined by Norcross, Mill Creek, Brookwood, North Paulding, Carrollton, Sandy Creek, Creekview, North Gwinnett, Tucker, Kell and defending Class AAAAAA state champion Colquitt County.The 13 other teams include out-of-state powerhouse Byrnes (SC) and Gwinnett County’s Peachtree Ridge and Collins Hill. Roswell, Centennial, Blessed Trinity, Cartersville, Mays, Glynn Academy, Houston County, Cherokee, Walton and Gainesville make up the remaining field.
For the past 23 years, teams have used the unparalleled experience gained while competing on the massive stage of the Corky Kell to achieve greatness during the remaining season and the second Corky Kell 7-ON-7 tournament aims to give its 25 participating teams these same experiences and oppor-tunities as the much-anticipated 2015 football season quickly approaches.
SportsRadio 92-9 The Game will once again be the official station for Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic, August 21-22.